Cleveland man charged in East Cleveland police pursuit that injured several people driving through intersecti
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 25-year-old Cleveland man faces charges that accuse him of injuring several people as he barreled through a busy intersection in an East Cleveland police into Cleveland, police reports say.
Steven Robinson is charged with aggravated vehicular assault, obstructing official business and fleeing and eluding, according to East Cleveland Municipal Court.
Records do not say when Robinson will appear in court.
The pursuit started just before 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hayden and Savannah avenues, according to a pursuit report. A police officer stopped Robinson primarily because he did not have a license plate and also because he had heavily-tinted windows, reports say.
Police say Robinson looked like he was getting his driver’s license and registration papers, but instead, put his car into drive and drove away, reports say.
Police followed after Robinson through side streets at speeds up to 80 mph, reports say.
The pursuit lasted for three minutes.
Robinson lost control of the SUV and crashed into several cars at the intersection of East 105th Street and St. Clair Avenue.
Robinson got out of the SUV and ran to a laundromat to hide, reports say. He tried to hide behind a door, but an officer ordered him to the ground at gunpoint.
Police took him into custody.
Police found that Robinson had several felony warrants, reports say.
The injured were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
Their conditions were not immediately available Saturday morning.
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